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Circus! Show of Shows

@ Discovery Museum


20 October 2018 - 02 June 2019

Donations welcome (free entry)

Celebrate 250 years of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia and original props at this new exhibition.


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SHIRT TALES

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


24 January 2019 - 02 June 2019

Pulling stories off the page into artworks has a long tradition, from the paintings in Bede’s Codex Amiatinus – the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, through to modern day film and TV adaptations.


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WORD BANK OF LOST DIALECTS

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


01 February 2019 - 15 September 2019

A celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, Word Bank of Lost Dialects is an exhibition by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words.


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CRACKED! SECRET CODES AND COMMUNICATION

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

Since the dawn of time, people have had secrets they wish to hide…and share.


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WHEN THE BUGLE CALLS

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

A DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY COLLECTION TOURING EXHIBITION


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‘A Year in the Making’

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 March 2019 - 02 June 2019

A selection of local images from 2018 by Peter Giroux.


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Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life

@ Mining Art Gallery


06 April 2019 - 13 October 2019

The works on display, which are all by Cornish have been chosen by groups from Spennymoor with others selected by Norman’s son, John, and daughter, Ann, to add a special insight into their father’s work.


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Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life

@ Mining Art Gallery


06 April 2019 - 13 October 2019

As part of a countywide celebration, the centenary of Norman Cornish’s birth will be marked by a special exhibition at the Mining Art Gallery, co-curated by members of the local community.


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Ravine Race

@ Life Science Centre


06 April 2019 - 12 July 2019

Join the ultimate adrenaline junkies on a 600 mph race in jet- powered flying cars careering through the unforgiving desert terrain.


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100 Years of Fashion


06 April 2019 - 08 September 2019

Stella Tennant, international super model, opened our stunning new Bailiffgate summer 2019 exhibition, 100 Years of Fashion!


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Men's Voices: Stepping Out of the Box

@ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


11 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

Set amongst the backdrop of Locomotion's many trains, this original artistic exhibition explores the social norms of traditional masculinity; it features textiles, printmaking, poetry, sculpture and sound that consider how destructive stereotypes shape us.


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ZOG

@ Darlington Hippodrome


17 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

Presented by Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston From the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon's school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know...


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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

@ Great North Museum – Hancock


18 May 2019 - 06 October 2019

Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne.


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Cheeseburn Open Weekends

@ Cheeseburn


18 May 2019 - 01 September 2019

Suggested donation of £5 per adult on the door

The unveiling of proposals for Gillian Dickinson’s next Young Sculptor...


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Vintage Vehicle Rally

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


19 May 2019

£2 entrance fee for adults, £1 for children, under 5’s are free and family members go free.

A variety of rare and unusual vintage vehicles from across the North East and Yorkshire regions gather again for this popular event, activities include mini train ride, arts and crafts and children’s  entertainer. 


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CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL

@ Sunderland Empire


20 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

Hair was big, shoulders were padded and mobile phones were shaped like bricks and weighed a tonne! Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80’s with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, hitting Sunderland Empire 20 – 25 May 2019.


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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle


21 May 2019 - 28 May 2019

Tickets from £16.00

Based on the best-selling novel that inspired the hit film, Captain Corelli's Mandolin is an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia against the turbulent backdrop of World War II....


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FOODS & FEUDS: TWO COOKS OF HEXHAM

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


21 May 2019

Tickets: £10.00 inc light refreshments

Mrs Hannah Glasse and guests invite you to join them for an evening of culinary and theatrical experiment.


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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


21 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'Amazing', 'Superb', 'Wonderful' and 'Brilliant' production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical comes to Darlington Hippodrome.


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This Time - Ockham's Razor

@ Dance City


23 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

£16.50, £8.00 students & under 18s, £13.00 concession

An innovative new approach from Ockham's Razor


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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

@ Arts Centre Washington


23 May 2019

£7 / £25 (family, admits 4), School Groups £5.50

An eccentric professor, her faithful nephew and their fearless guide embark upon a journey of wonder, down into the unexplored regions deep below our feet…


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